C.K. Mann became known as a virtuous guitar player in Ghana when he played with Moses Kweku Oppong in the Kakaikus Guitar Band in the early 60’s. He later became leader of the band Ocean’s Strings until 1966. He formed the group Caroussel 7 on invitation of the owner of the Club ‘Princess’, Anis Moubaratk, and played as resident artist with Caroussel Ago-go Takuradi. He scored a hit with the single ‘Edina Benya’ in 1969. C.K. Mann was known for blending African authentic music with European influences. He was inspired by Latin American music and created a style of his own. He became the ‘total king of highlife ‘ in Ghana in 1971, when he released the record ‘Nimpa Rebre’, with vocals of Pat Thomas and Kofi Yankwon.
C.K. Mann is one of a kind in the early days of Ghanaian Funky Highlife.
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